Cameron Champ withdraws because of Covid

Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Sentry Tournament of Champions after testing positive for COVID-19. Champ qualified for the field after earning his third PGA TOUR victory at last year’s 3M Open.

The field for the Sentry Tournament of Champions is now 38 players.

Cameron Champ, statements

“Cameron is naturally quite disappointed not to be able to return to action in Maui,” Champ’s representatives said in a statement. “Thankfully, however, he feels good and we were able to confirm this breakthrough case whilst he was still at home in Houston.”

This was scheduled to be Champ’s first start on TOUR since a missed cut at the Fortinet Championship in September. An injury to his left wrist forced him to sit out the remainder of the year.

Champ, 26, finished T31, T14 and T11 in his previous three Sentry appearances (he qualified for the 2021 Sentry by qualifying for the 2020 TOUR Championship).

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period”. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.